Did Someone Say Dragons?
While the Exiles and Legion are recovering from the recent war, a new threat approaches Delta V that its citizens have never seen before. You will only have a 2 options for survival: attempt to appease the threat peacefully or launch massive attacks at it to send it back to where it originated from. Which one will you choose?
The Slayer is not happy with this incoming threat so he has decided to release his personal armor stash to help duelists in combat. In addition to that, the Dragon Buster sword will be buffed to level 35 and re-released in a new 5 key promotional package. All the previous Dragon*Con themed weapons will also be making their re-appearance in-game.
Draconic Mutating weapons will leave as soon as Dragon*Con concludes.
The Dragon Slayer Armor will be available for purchase in a promotional package for 5 keys but alternatively, players that come to see EpicDuel at Dragon*Con will be given the armor and the sword for free!
Bye, Bye Bio Borg!
It is finally time for the Bionic Battlegear and Bio Borg promotions to leave the game forever once the Dragon promo is introduced. To all you procrastinators out there that want these weapons, you better hurry up!
The desert wasteland that we know as the Barrens Outpost was not always like this. This area of land was formerly full with rich minerals that Baelius couldn’t resist taking. After he tapped out most of the area’s resources, Baelius used the land as a massive planetary defense grid and installed thousands of turrets.
At times of war, this defense grid was crucial in keeping unwanted visitors from entering Delta V. During the resistance’s partially successful attempt to break Baelius’ control over the region, the General of the area turned the turrets on his own slaves as an attempt to salvage what he could before being assassinated by his daughter’s personal bodyguard. The blasts from the turrets destroyed the Uprising’s main weapon, which caused a massive explosion that killed most of the area’s life and corrupting what was left.
The Dragon’s Harbinger
The Barrens today is a haven for criminals, outcasts and adventurers. The Legion forces have no intention of reclaiming this area as they have already gotten what they needed from it but now a new force known as Dravax has just appeared from outside the turret field, seeking a being known as Char. Obey and receive mercy or resist and be destroyed.
The Heartbeat of the Universe
I was browsing the grocery when my communicator rang. I thought it was Eldhi, asking for some spare parts or a tomato, but my heart sank when I saw the tag.
It was Alaric.
Alaric was one of the few who would not assimilate into the Legion. Aegir said it was too foolish, too dangerous to live as Krampus anymore. I hated Aegir. The hand he extended was the hand of a conquerer, not a friend. But, his actions did keep the Administration from slaughtering us, but at the cost of our culture. Though, I had tried to convince Alaric that we should just sign the marriage papers in Fortune City instead of reassembling the council of elders. I thought about the card I carried, that gave a false name. My mother gave me the name Ylwa. My actions earned me the title Beast Rider. The card identifies me as Winter Page. Not the most common, not the most exotic. But it renders me invisible.
Invisibility. Invisibility is safety.
The beeping brought me back to reality and I saw the message. “Ylwa and Aegir. Come immediately. The Shaken. Sorry, Shaman.” Oh Alaric. He never understood autocorrect. But his message, mangled as it was, was dangerous. There had to be a reason that he would take the risk of the Legion seeing he was still alive. I paid for my groceries and fled to the mountains.
The abandoned strip mine was cold and dank, and the smell of mildew hit my nose as I entered the cavern. Aegir had beaten me to our hideout. Aegir had long ago abandoned his training as a Shaman to join the Shadow Guard, taking the name Edgar Boothe. But even so, he was seated across from his grandmother, staring into the fire. Both humming to the sound of the universe.
I made my way around some of the other Krampus who had taken to living in the caves with us to find Alaric. He had long abandoned his royal finery, pawning the ceremonial armor to buy food for the Krampus orphans, and he was clad in rags. I embraced my betrothed and kissed him deeply. The concern was written plainly on his face.
“What is it, my King?”
“The Shaman. She’s been staring into the fire for days, just humming. The second I brought Aegir here, he joined her.”
I held Alaric’s hand and we approached the mystics. They were chanting under their breath, but the chant increased in volume until they screamed the words so loudly that I prayed to the gods that my eardrums would break. I didn’t understand the language – it was an old tongue used only by Shamans. The color drained from Alaric’s face, and he ran out into the snow. I followed him.
“What is it?”
“You don’t know what they said?”
“No. I’m not a Shaman. Why? What are they chanting?”
Alaric held me and stared into my eyes. “The Devil is coming. The Dragon is here.”
Artix’s Dragon*Con Update!
Every year AE attends a weekend long convention on Atlanta, Georgia called Dragon*Con (ages 15+ recommended). There will be plenty of people walking around in costumes with panels featuring casts from your favourite sci-fi/fantasy TV shows, video games, art galleries and more. From EpicDuel, Titan, Nightwraith, Charfade, and Rabblefroth will all be attending the AE panel and fan table!
- Artix Entertainment ALL GAMES Panel: Saturday @ 5:30pm at the Hilton in Grand Salon E!
- Fan Table: The AE team is taking turns running it all weekend. Located… um… wherever all the cool fan tables are.